Hammond’s Ferry Larder

Eclectic | New American
One of the best
Michael Stern | August 24, 2019

Created by the chef who established nearby Manuel’s Bread Cafe as a beacon of stylish, casual dining, Hammond’s Ferry Larder is an even more casual destination for those in search of sandwiches, salads, interesting small plates, and dreamy fair-weather meals in the open air. With shelves of uncommon groceries and kitchen bric-a-brac for sale, it’s a happy place for anyone with an appetite for New American cuisine.

The menu is broad and eclectic, including an array of such tapas as tuna nachos, spicy feta dip, and fried pickles. There are flatbread pizzas, trios of sliders and wings by the dozen, an array of inventive cocktails, and sandwiches served with terrific freshly-cooked potato chips or sizzling pork rinds. A Larder burger, rare as requested, comes topped with fried green tomatoes, provolone, and roasted garlic aioli. Dinner specials include smoked duck breast, Tuscan shrimp pasta, and rabbit confit tacos. For dessert, how about white wine cake or oatmeal cream pie?

Saturday brunch is a felicitous time to visit, especially when weather allows sitting outside. The menu ranges from lox & bagels to “breakfast crack” (egg, avocado, Swiss & jalapeno bacon on multigrain bread). A piled-high breakfast bowl is built on Tater tots and includes bacon, eggs, caramelized onions, and a crown of BeĢchamel sauce. Coffee choices abound — drip, espresso, and liquor-spiked. A do-it-yourself bloody Mary bar is open from 10am to 2pm.

What to Eat
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Shrimp Po Boy
Shrimp Po Boy
No shortage of big, crisp-fried shrimp in this po boy
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Larder Burger
Larder Burger
Larder burger is topped with provolone & fried green tomatoes, dressed with roasted garlic aioli.
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Fried Green Tomato BLT
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Jaw-stretching fried green tomato BLT features jalapeno bacon.
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & grits is thick with bacon.
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Potato Chips
Potato Chips
Fershly-made artisan potato chips are a taste/texture thrill ride.
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
Eating well at the bloody Mary bar
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Pork Rinds
Pork Rinds
Pork rinds arrive hot and crackling.
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast Bowl
Tater tots, bacon, eggs, onions & bechamel = super breakfast bowl
Hammond’s Ferry Larder, Italian Flatbread
Italian Flatbread
Italian flatbread is topped with pepperoni & salami, mozzarella & feta, plus olives
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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